One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m... Read more
Imagine you’re driving on a country road. You’re enjoying the ride and noticing the cars that you pass along the way, excited to get to your destination. Suddenly you see those familiar red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror... Read more
A good workout in the morning could prevent snacking later in the day, according to data from Loughborough University in England. Exercisers who ran for 60 minutes at about 70 percent of their top effort (70% Max Heart Rate or 7 on the RPE scale of 1... Read more
Wouldn’t it be great if all the fat-burning secrets you see in magazine ads and TV infomercials actually worked? If sauna suits, cellulite-shrinking creams, herbal wraps, and pills designed to “boost metabolism and melt fat away” di... Read more
Okay so this is going to be a bit long but bare with me...
...So I've run into a small road block in my fitness and I want to know if anyone has any advice or has experience this.
First off, Shin Splints. I can't walk more than 6 minutes o... Read more
I got a heart rate monitor for my b-day in Nov., but only used it twice during all of Nov. and Dec. (i.e. only exercised 2 times in 2 months). For a New Year's Resolution I decided to try to train for a 5 K race planned for mid-April. I have been t... Read more
After a year long absence I am getting back to the gym. The Kansas winter with ice and snow has finally got to me and my walks have been interrupted to often. Also I can't get the intensity I need by walking without hurting my feet and joints and bac... Read more
Having a hard time exercising in your target heart rate zone? Maybe you need to check your resting heart rate! If you are getting regular cardio, your resting heart rate will decrease. Since your target heart rate is based on your resting heart ra... Read more
Take your pulse (at wrist or neck is best) before you get out of bed. Count the # of beats in a minute. Then, knowing this as your true resting heart rate, you can find out what intensity you need to be working at during cardio in order to reach yo... Read more
Do you ever wonder how accurate the numbers you get from exercise machines or on-line trackers are when it comes to calories burned during exercise?You probably should, because chances are they arenít very accurate--especially for some of the newer f... Read more
When someone asks me whether X, Y or Z counts as "exercise" or "cardio," my first response is always, "Well, what does your heart rate tell you?"Measuring your heart rate is an important action for every exerciser. It le... Read more
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